Thursday, September 25, 2008

PLAIN ENGLISH, Sept, 25th, 2009

span style="font-style:italic;">Writing clear, direct English is particularly important in a business context. Please rewrite the following item; there are many different but correct ways of doing this.

Having had a number of years of extensive experience as the principal and only aide to the CEO of the company where I am currently employed, I have every reason to believe that the position that was advertized just last week with your company, is one that could be filled by me with complete satisfaction.

Hint: Check Chapter 9 of Barron's Business English, and avoid using the passive voice and other wordy construction!


Ying Meng said...

Having extensive experience as the principal and the aide to the CEO of my current employer, I strongly believe that I am qualified for the position advertised last week with your company.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: Some excellent changes.